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ERIC Number: EJ866474
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Dec
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0305-5698
Towards an Agenda for Studying Learning and Instruction Focusing on Time-Related Competences in Children
Burny, Elise; Valcke, Martin; Desoete, Annemie
Educational Studies, v35 n5 p481-492 Dec 2009
Since the 1920s researchers have been studying children's temporal concepts, concluding that the concept of time is complex and difficult to teach children. This research literature review aims to provide a theoretical framework to guide future research about time-related teaching in primary school. After preliminary considerations about the potential of instructional interventions in this context, this review analyses the position of time-related conceptions within primary school curricula and explores which factors exert an influence on the concept of time. Finally, clock reading is discussed as a key time-related skill in primary education that mirrors the complexity of time conceptions in general. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A